Exercise is something that although I quite enjoy it, I do find difficult to fit into my daily routine. Juggling two small children means that much as I try to find 20 minutes a day to run on my treadmill, in reality I often only manage it 3 times a week. I find it encouraging then, to read this article which suggests just 75 minutes of exercise a week can make a big difference to your health.
Whilst it is less than the recommended two and half hours a week, light exercise such as brisk walking can cut your risk of serious illness. I probably already do about 60 to 90 minutes of light exercise in a week, just getting to all of the baby groups we attend. Added to my more strenuous treadmill exercise I estimate that despite me thinking I get very little exercise I might actually surpass the recommended weekly amount in an average week. I do, however, tend to prefer walking everywhere if at all possible simply to give the children a little fresh air and particularly now that Penny likes to try walking by herself.